Thank you, Preceptors!
Our summer Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) is in full swing -- and our college students are enjoying the experience of learning about health career options by shadowing clinicians. It’s those volunteer clinical professionals who make our program work, and we want to thank them all here:
Welcome HIP class of 2021!
We're excited to introduce our class of 2021, who recently began our summer Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP). This unique program provides college students with a unique, clinical immersion experience in healthcare as they shadow real healthcare providers (preceptors). As in 2020, we've modified the program a bit to accommodate COVID-19 health and safety protocols. As always, our students will only be observers in low-risk outpatient, orthopedic, elective care. and classroom settings.
This year's students are: Nicole Marquez, Sarah Ortiz, Cameron Thollaug, and Caymus Smith-Pierce. Our new program coordinator is 2020 HIP alum Mahnoor Yousuf.
June is Employee Wellbeing Month
With more businesses reopening and many of us going back to work, there’s more than COVID-19 and social distancing to think about. June is Employee Wellbeing Month, and comes at a great time to remind ourselves also of how to reduce risk of muscle, bone, and joint injuries at work – whether you work from home or you're transitioning back to your traditional workplace.
Meet our HIP Coordinator, Mahnoor!
We’re excited to announce that Mahnoor Yousuf is again supporting our Healthcare Immersion Program (HIP) as a Coordinator.
If Mahnoor’s name seems familiar, it’s because she was Coordinator for the 2021 program, and was a student in the 2020 HIP program. She is a graduate of UC San Diego having majored in biochemistry and cell biology, with a minor in global health. She's currently applying to medical schools.
Now available: OPC Mini Courses
We’re excited to announce the latest addition to our line-up of Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) continuing education courses for clinicians: Online Mini Courses.
We know that budgets and schedules are tight these days, so we created these four, 10-hour online modules – priced at just $65 each – to make it easier than ever to improve your skills and confidence diagnosing and treating common musculoskeletal conditions.
Remembering Dolores Beanland
Jackson Orthopedic Foundation lost a good friend and colleague last month. Dolores Beanland, one of the Foundation’s founding partners and long-time Board of Directors members, passed away on New Year’s Day following a brief COVID-related illness.
2020: a year about survival and service
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 has been unprecedented – in fact, we hear that term so much that it hardly seems apt anymore to begin to describe the last 12 months. COVID-19 has been the grim centerpiece of much of that year, and, like many nonprofits, JOF has had to work hard to keep serving our constituents in this continually challenging environment.
However, thanks to you – our volunteers, donors, sponsors, students, preceptors, and team – we have weathered this storm. And we’re proud to say that we still managed to accomplish a fair amount.
Thanks for a successful Canes 2020!
We're thrilled to report that Sunday's Third Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala was a success! We're so grateful for everyone who attended our first virtual event, along with our wonderful sponsors, and silent auction bidders and auction-item donors!
Official news release: Canes 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson Orthopedic Foundation’s Third Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala Celebrates Orthopedic Education and Health
Oakland’s newest film festival raises needed funds to train nurses to treat orthopedic patients
October 20, 2020, Oakland, California — Canes is coming! And despite the challenges of COVID-19, the show must go on!
Following two very successful in-person events in 2018 and 2019, Jackson Orthopedic Foundation (JOF) will celebrate orthopedic health education virtually at its 3rd Annual Canes Film Festival & Gala on Sunday, November 8, 2020, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. PST on Zoom and YouTube. This year’s festival theme is “The Show Must Go On”— because we simply can’t be sidelined by the current health crisis!
While the headlines have been full of COVID and the election of late, there’s one story that will likely stand out to California nurse practitioners: AB 890.
Assembly Bill 890 was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on September 29 and makes California the 23rd state in the U.S. to offer Full Practice Authority (FPA) to NPs. It goes into effect in January 2023, with implementation details to be developed over the next two years.
We're the staff and volunteers at Jackson Orthopedic Foundation, committed to improving the lives of patients with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research and service.